Hey. I’ve been out of the MA game for a long while.
I started doing MA at around age 14, trained a style of Kung-fu (it was a very new style, it had tournaments against TKD, and some Karate schools IIRC). I went through some more effective training in my army years, which really made me see how bad I was at something that resembled a real fight, with few rules.
After that I did around 4 years of Kenjutsu and Aikido, before taking a break.
Now, I want to learn something effective that’s useful in a real fight. I’m not aiming at competing with this, just for real life situations, and self-defence.
I’ve been considering Muay Thai, or BJJ. There’s also a Krav Maga class not far from where I live.
Reading -this thread-, http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=2336568, it says that it recommends mixing Muay Thai with selected kicks from TKD.
Now, it might be that I have a bad impression of TKD from my competition matches with Macdojo TKD practicioners many years ago, so I just wanted to ask. Are there actual kicks in TKD that are effective in real fights? I have several friends who’ve practiced TKD for almost 10 years, so getting some off-training with them shouldn’t be a problem. Is this something that’s worth my time investing in, to supplement say Muay Thai training?
Thanks for any advice